oa Lagos Notes and Records - The nature and forms of socio-political administration of West Niger Igbo communities before 1900
|Article Title||The nature and forms of socio-political administration of West Niger Igbo communities before 1900|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Feb 1999|
|Pages||160 - 186|
|Keyword(s)||Abakaliki Igbo, Age grade system, Cross River Igbo, Decision making processes, Defence Organisation, Democratic practice, Environmental sanitation, Governing by consensus, Hierarchy of Communal Administration, Kingdoms, Obi, Onitsha Igbo, Owerri Igbo, Patrilineages, Policy implementation, State systems, Town-monarchies and Womenï¿½s role|
This paper shows that the absence of the large and expansive state system in the West Niger Igbo area does not mean that the communities did not evolve any organizational forms suitable to their needs. It also shows that the communities in fact developed methods of organising their social and political administration.
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